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Applying Professional Kanban (APK)

Course Format and Duration

In Person:

2 days

Live Virtual:

3 sessions of 4.5 hours

About the Course

Kanban is fast becoming the modern way to manage an organization’s delivery of customer value. In today’s always-on environment, you need a clear set of practices that don’t get in the way of your ability to continuously deliver but that provides enough structure to keep everyone aligned and focused. This two-day course will give you an in-depth introduction to improving your team’s effectiveness by applying Kanban flow principles.


In this class, you will learn the basic principles of flow and how to use them to make your team process more efficient, predictable, and effective.  With an emphasis on the practical application of concepts, this course includes many hands-on exercises that will lead you through the steps of setting up and operating a Kanban system for continuous value delivery and improvement.

Learning Outcomes

After attending the course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of flow

  • Describe the value of WiP limits

  • Create a visual board to manage your work

  • Capture and interpret key flow metrics and analytics to find improvement opportunities

  • Explain why flow should be focused on value delivery

  • Define, build, operate and continuously improve a Kanban system

  • Discuss how tooling impacts your implementation

Who Should Attend?

The Applied Professional Kanban course is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to deliver value and be more effective. Typical attendee roles include business analysts, team members, team leads, agile coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, project managers and product managers.

Topics Covered

  • Kanban theory, principles and practices

  • Applying Kanban

  • Workflow design and visualization

  • How to operate a Kanban system

  • How to get started

Attendee Benefits

  • Course materials in English

  • Free ebooks "Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability" and "When Will It Be Done?" by Daniel Vacanti

  • Membership to the 55 Degrees online slack community

  • 2 months free access to ActionableAgile Analytics Standalone (

  • 20% discount on training from 55 Degrees for the next 12 months


After taking the course, you will have an opportunity to validate that you understand core Kanban topics through Upon completing the course, we will invite you to take an online assessment for the Professional Kanban 1 (PK) certification that evaluates your understanding and provides you with guidance on areas to improve.

Take the open assessment to gauge your current level of knowledge!

Meet the Instructor

Julia Wester

Julia is a co-founder of 55 Degrees AB and Lean/Agile practice manager. She loves teaching about Kanban, Scrum, Metrics, and anything else that helps teams figure out how to do more with less stress!

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